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Homegrown Coffeehouse hosting Gypsy Jazz evening

The Homegrown Coffeehouse is set to host An Evening of Gypsy Jazz and the music of Django Reinhardt, featuring the jazz quartet 440, led by Tomoko Iwamoto, this Saturday, February 22, at 8:00 p.m. 440 expands the gypsy jazz tradition of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli with abidance swing standards from the era of Cole Porter,...
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Footlighters to present ‘Other Desert Cities’

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The Walpole Footlighters are set to present “Other Desert Cities” this February. Successful writer Brooke Wyeth returns to her family’s home in Palm Springs to celebrate Christmas 2004 for the first time in six years. She brings with her the manuscript for her next book and her liberal politics. Brooke’s politics are an old...
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Bird Park lights holiday tree

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Each December, traditional holiday carols can be heard everywhere, from school concerts to the radio to local celebrations. On Friday, December 6, the hum of carols could be heard in the middle of Walpole’s Bird Park. Despite the frigid weather and the snow-covered ground, visitors were bundled up...
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Needham rings in the holiday season

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff December is filled with many festive events. Many towns celebrate by lighting a tree, but few can be said to be as iconic as Needham’s Blue Tree lighting. On Saturday, December 7, prior to lighting of the Blue Tree, Needhamites celebrated with a party in Powers...
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WHS gives spirited ‘Hunchback’ performance

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Two weeks ago, Wellesley High School’s Performing Arts Department presented its fall musical production, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” Members of the cast, orchestra, and crew came together to create a magical theater-going experience. With creative lighting and impressive sets that evoked 1482 Paris, the leads delivered standout performances that were supported by...
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Clerici Quartet waltzes into Walpole Library

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Saturday, the Carol Hunt-Clerici Chamber Music Series presented the Clerici Quartet, which performed “Musical Dances From the Minuet to Tango” in the community room of the Walpole Library. Composed of four musicians, Emilian Badea, Betsy Hinkle, Rebecca Thronblade and Guiomar Turgeon, the group played music from countries...
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Wellesley’s young actors spread wings

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Each month, the Wellesley Library holds Picture Book Theatre, a program in which kids from kindergarten to third grade turn a picture book into a play, then perform it for their parents and library residents - all in the span of a couple hours. This month, the story...
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‘We Did It for You!’ coming soon

The musical "We Did It for You!" is more than just something to entertain people. “It offers a multi-century parade of feminine genius and courage, and does it with humor and fun,” says Paul Williams, the Oscar-winning songwriter. Written by Thea Iberall, "We Did It for You!" is a charming musical that tells of the...
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Open Fields presenting concert tonight

Open Fields is set to present a one-night-only outdoor concert of "This Is Me, This Is Us" at the Charles River School on Thursday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m. The performance will feature songs from Broadway, pop, rock 'n' roll and country, with over 60 kids on stage from local communities. Proceeds from the ticket...
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Street Fair entertains Needhamites

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff With the sun up in an unwavering blue sky, members of the Needham and Natick communities came to Needham town common on Saturday, June 2, to enjoy the Needham Street Fair. Hosted by the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber, the Street Fair shined a bright light on local businesses, transforming the...
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Jenny the Juggler entertains in Dover

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff With the school year at an end and homework dwindling, most parents now have to find a way to entertain their kids during the early summer months. On Thursday, June 6, parents and their children flocked outside to the Dover town green next to Town Hall. They brought...
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Methuen Ballet brings ‘Nutcracker’ to Wellesley

Methuen Ballet Ensemble will waltz into Wellesley on Thursday, December 27, at 2:30 p.m. at Wellesley High School, 50 Rice Street in the Katherine L. Babson Jr. Auditorium. The company will perform Excerpts from “The Nutcracker” and ballerinas will guide the audience through the Land of Sweets in Tchaikovsky’s second act of the holiday classic. ...
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